One of the most famous leveraged buyouts (LBOs) that have has been studied is the RJR Nabisco LBO. There was also a movie made about this LBO entitled Barbarians at the Gate, which you may be interested in watching. Review this case study and conduct your own research. In a 3–4-page case study, address the following: Discuss the background of the case. Who were the players? What prompted this leveraged buyout (LBO)? What made this LBO feasible? Discuss the terms and conditions of the LBO in terms of both pre-LBO and post-LBO corporate structure. Discuss the financial qualities of the LBO in terms of the stock value pre- and post-LBO. Why did this LBO fail? Or was it successful? Where is RJR Nabisco today?
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